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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
with the state picking up the tab but that deal expires today. the city and the chp are trying to work out a new plan to pay for the extra help. >>> in atlanta a student shot and wounded another at price middle school in atlanta. police say a resource officer subdued the shooter and took him into custody. the victim was hit in the back of the neck and the wounds are not life threatening. police locked down the school before busing students to parking lots where parents could pick them up. >> police believe they found the man who shot up an office in phoenix. police found the car in a parking lot in mesa and near the car was the body. he died from a self inflicted gun shot wound. he is the suspect in the shooting at a phoenix office building where a man was killed. it happened at the end of a mediation session over a lawsuit. >>> two veterans faced off on capitol hill today during hearings for chuck hagueal. they hammered him on the issues of israel, iran and nuclear weapons. but it was the exchange with john mccain that produced the most fire works. >> i would like an answer. >> i am not going t
FOX
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
such state laws unconstitutional. san francisco city attorney dennis herr era also filed a stay. >>> the sheriff's office is investigating a body that was found in the water just south of at&t park. coast guard officers spotted a body near the bay. that's right where anchor beer announced they are moving. so far no details on the person's age, gender or cause of death. >>> a man charged with possessing arms and threatening the life of leland yee appeared in court. santa clara county prosecutors have charged him with 10 felonies among them three counts of illegally possessing assault weapons, two counts of possessing bomb making materials and one count each for making criminal threats. >>> a man is being treated for life threatening injuries after being shot during an apparent home invasion robbery in east oak land. officers responded to a report of shooting just before 10:00 a.m. at the home on 79th avenue right near lockwood street. they found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. at this point police are still investigating but say they were told by witnesses the man was sho
FOX
Feb 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
, enjoying sights and sounds of new orleans it's such a great city. a great city to host the superbowl because everybody here likes to have a good time. people visiting from across the country are enjoying themselves. we have a tip on where the 49ers will have their post-game party, a few blocks away from where we are, right now, stay tuned at 10:00, we'll check this out and see if that's where the players end up tonight. we'll keep our eye on that. meantime, everybody here is having a good time. live in new orleans, ken wayne, ktvu channel "2 news." >>> 49er faithful all over new orleans, also all over the bay area. some of the most die hard fans are in the mission district of -- debra is there. >> reporter: at the traditional irish pub. every corner bar in the city, it is packed right now, and the tension is thick. let's go niners! >> reporter: 49ers fans not happy with the momentum of this game so far, but remembering how their team came back from a 17 point deficit two weeks ago to win the nfc championship. the crowd is a long way from giving up with half a game to go. the beer is
FOX
Feb 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
have been much much longer. tom vacar. >>> a protest at city college of san francisco ended peacefully today after student demonstrators came to terms with school administrators. some 30 students spent the night on campus to demand more communication with administrators as that school struggled to stay accredited. the protest ended at 9:00 a.m. after five of the students were granted a meeting set for monday with the school's interim chancellor. city college is at risk of losing its accreditation. >>> five bay area municipal airports could see cuts. >> reporter: well gasia, we are at buchanan field in concord. about 257 aircrafts take off and land on this runway every day. and the faa employees that work in this control tower right next to us, they guide those pilots in and out of the area safely. the control tower in this airport the ones in livermore, napa, santa rosa and concord are all on a list that may have their control towers shut down. if a deal on the federal budget isn't reached by the end of next week. a company that provides fuel, parking and other services to planes here
FOX
Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
their bet today. they are betting a day of service with americore in the winning team city and dungeness crab or blue crab. if and when the niners win, they'll be kaepernicking. if the ravens win, they'll have to perform ray lewis' signature pregame sentence. senators are betting crab, bread, cheese, cookies, beer and wine. the city librarians are getting in on the betting. if the ravens win the san francisco city librarian will have to recite the raven while wearing a ravens jersey. if the 49ers win, baltimore's library ceo must read george sterling's the cool, grey city of love while wearing a 49ers jersey. >> nowhere is kaepernick fever running higher than in colin kaepernick's hometown of turlock. >> reporter: natalie rounded students up. >> make your way to the amphitheater to take your picture. >> reporter: hundreds of students draped in 49ers gear didn't disappoint for the most famous grad, colin kaepernick. >> it's just the whole it hometown, kaepernick connection. >> this is colin. this is signing day. this is anthony hardy and anthony and him are good buds. >> reporter: anthony
FOX
Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
are live in the city was why that man slipped through the cracks during the initial investigation. >> reporter: well we learned about the multiple aliases and a criminal history that police are calling a person of interest and 10 -year-old kevin kevin collins remains frozen in time he disappeared while walking home from school in 1984. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department and the place of san francisco and the police revealed new details about wayne jackson described as a person of interest. last night ktvu was there as investigators left the home of kevin collins mother after showing her these photos. jackson died in 2008 and he fits the physical description of the man the kevin collins was last seen talking to. >> he lived far -- not far from where the abduction happened he yet a dog similar to the dogs of the suspects seem to have. >> eyewitnesses and research of this house in 1984 failed to conclusively tied to the case. investigators today said jackson had five different identities and the history of kidnapping, lewd acts and sexual assault a
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
of selling marijuana violated federal law. the city claims they operated within laws. the judge found oakland had no standing in the case. the trial could start in a few months. >>> the man accused of plotting to blow up a bank was in court today. matthew llaneza is charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. he was in court today for a bail hearing. he was granted a continuous for next month. matthew llaneza was arrested friday as part of a 20 month long -- 2 month long fbi sting. he tried to detonate a fake car bomb outside of a bank of america branch. >> authorities announced they have identified the remains of chris dorner. identification was made through dental records. the sheriff's department spokeswoman didn't give a cause of death. chris dorner's remains were found inside a cabin which burned to the ground after s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas in. he is believed to have killed two people, including two law enforcement officers. >>> the man who made history as a first double amputee in the olympic games is under arrest accused of murdering his girlfriend. oscar pistoriu
FOX
Feb 10, 2013 5:00pm PST
for clues in a fatal shooting last night in that city's laurel neighborhood. near quickly street. bullet casings littered the street and police said the shooter was still at large. the victim's identity has not been released. >>> president obama is expected to push for stricter laws on guns. fearful of looming gun control measures thousands today packed a gun show. joins us live to tell us some of the trends at this event. ali. >> organizers say attendance was doubled what it was last year with 4000 people coming through the front entrance and it was items like this, all types of ammunition. >> would you like to sign up for the nra. >> told us they signed up about 200 new members this weekend as people walked into the code of the west gun show. they attribute to the debate on gun control. >> the obama administration and they are pushing for gun laws and then the california state legislature has a massive amount of gun laws. >> tom coal today said an outright ban on assault weapons isn't likely to pass the senate. >> i don't think they are. >> but some gun owners worry about changes at th
FOX
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
:00. >>> ktvu's david stevenson live here in the city where the fate of some dispensaries may hang in the balance. david. >> reporter: that's right, pot came to the usf campus today in a court hearing that could change how many californians get their medical marijuana. the anniversary of san francisco today hosted california's highest court as seven state supreme court justices heard arguments on whether cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries. >> the core of this case to me is really land use legislation. zoning, ordnances and the authority that has historyically been vested in the municipalities. >> reporter: the city has been fighting the standing. >> if the legislature wanted to include institutions it would have said so. but it has been very clear on the individual possession and cultivation. >> the legislature knows how to say thou shall not ban dispensaries. they did not say that. >> their court has never permitted local municipalities to ban what state law permits. that would be unprecedented if they did that. >> reporter: the case comes after years of p
FOX
Feb 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
and aircraft away from the city until the weather clears. >> reporter: the advantage of having planes stored in these better weather locations is very simple. once travel resumes it resumes first from here. >> they don't have to reposition a great deal of airplanes and crew. it's ready to go. once the weather clears they can snap back to a regular schedule much faster than they used to. >> reporter: the latest tomorrow flights to and from boston are already cancelled along with half of new york's runs so far but more could be added to it. >>> fairfield police are investigating an armed robbery at a school in which the thieves took 40 i pads. police say one of the two thieves pointed a gun at the janitor at sem yeto continuation school and the pointed them to the i pads -- and he pointed them to the i pads. this is the second time since cement that someone has stolen i pads at that school. >>> between last october and december, thefts were up 83% compared to the same period one year before. police say last year some 400 cell phones were stolen from commuters at or near stops. the most stolen
FOX
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm PST
. david stevenson is here and tells us which cities are doing the hiring >> reporter: take a look behind me you can see some san francisco police recruits finishing off a day of class and drills. the competition for new police recruits isn't just in classrooms it's also between bay area badges today for 56 san francisco police officers. it means more room for new recruits for a department that's understaffed. >> we have a six year hiring plan we'll be hiring approximately 180 officers a year for the next 6 years. will get us you to full staffing. >> reporter: san francisco and other bay police and police departments are looking to recruit. >> we've gone from 2008 with 837 officers currently today we have 612 officers. > >> reporter: they set to graduate 41 new officers after recession era cutbacks. >> we don't think you can ignore the fact when you have reduction in staff you're going to see crime rise. >> reporter: san jose's police department is fighting recent layoffs and attrition to get back to a fully staffed force. >> we need every warm body that we can, but that's only a
FOX
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
the investigation is focusing on plumbers in the city. eric? >> reporter: right, frank, the p.u.c. won't say how many employees are involved but they come from the distribution division. they are accused of using computers and gambling. >> reporter: at this p.u.c. yard workers knew why we were there. >> heard about it like everybody else. >> where employees are suspected of using city computers to share pornography and gambling. >> the allegations are very disturbing. it is misuse of property for all the wrong reasons. >> reporter: mayor ed lee wants the investigation finished soon. for several months they have been investigating a tip from a whistle blower that they have been sending and receiving pornographic images on the job. >> we are looking into what types of photographs may or may have not be distributed. >> reporter: they don't suspect anything criminal, but it would be a violation of city policy and could lead to punishment. >> anytime you get an allegation you have to take the appropriate action to send a message it is not okay. >> reporter: we reached out to the union, local 38 but h
FOX
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
the agreement with three organizations. youth services and the youth justice institute. >>> the city of san jose writ an memo recommending the city okay a private airport for google executives that belongs to mineta san jose international airport. he said the city should accept the bid to build the facility. it could generate $3 million a year and it would create construction jobs on the project and on its daily operations. >>> could san francisco giants relief pitcher play for the giants again? bruce bochy answered several questions yesterday. he is recovering from his second tommy john surgery. he emphasized that the gm decides which players to sign and he can't say wilson will be back but he also said the door is closed on his return either. wilson most likely won't be signed till he proves he regained his arm strength. >>> a big new bridge deserve as big opening dash. question is, is it worth 5.5 million dollars? what we get, who pays what, still ahead. >> and in 20 minutes, how that sound of gunfire became the linchpin to gun law reform today at the state capital. mom, i invited justin over
FOX
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm PST
mourning the lives lost. people in vallejo are worried about the health and well being of their city. the gunfire stunned residents. >> sounded like fireworks there was so many of them. >> reporter: some people were in the garage at the home when someone else rolled up and opened fire. >> i'm sitting in the living room with my kid and you just hear multiple shots. only thing i can do is get down. >> they did return fire from inside or around the garage area. recovered numerous shell casings. >> reporter: two homicides in the past week on top of the home invasion last week in which a mother and two adult children were shot. police chief told me his department is struggling with staffing levels about half of what they once were. >> even our investigative resources are stretched tremendously thin. >> reporter: residents say something must be done to curb the violence. >> the efficiency of a police department i don't think is completely dependent on the number of police officer. the community could come forward. >> we have to bring more businesses to this place. we need more jobs. we're
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
.m. it schemed over a city the size of san jose. burning brighter than the winter sun. it left a trail of smoke, then powerful sonic booms. [ boom sound ] >> reporter: many said they thought it was a missile or a bomb. officials say blast debris hurt 1200 people. the most ever recorded from a meteor impact. the shock waves severely damaged this factory along with 3000 other buildings. it's estimated 1 million square feet of window glass shattered. scientists say the meteor exploded about 100,000 feet in the air. russian scientists say it was solid iron like this. instead of a few ounces it was 10 tons, the size of a small car. and traveling ten times faster than a rifle bullet. >> coming into the earth's atmosphere so fast that the earth's atmosphere acts like concrete. the thing disintegrates in air. >> reporter: the shock wave arrived at ground maybe a minute later. most of the injuries caused by flying glass as people peered out their windows. more than 150 school children were hurt. about 50 miles west a chunk of meteor smashed into a lake. the meteor was completely undetected before it hit
FOX
Feb 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
knows city hall, knows the workings of the board. >> mayor lee is giving her a new role as the city's assessor recorder. she will be sworn in tomorrow. >>> the results of an exclusive ktvu poll on california's support for the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. back in 1969 just 13% of voters supported marijuana legalization. ahead at 6:00 we'll look into how voters felt about medical marijuana dispensaries in their community. >>> beer drinkers all across the country are suing busch for what they claim is watered down beer. a lawyer for the class action suit says the information comes from employees who say the alcohol content was reduced 3 to 8%. busch makes budweiser, michelob and other brands and says these allegations are boundless. >>> republicans do an about face. this married couple could not be happier. >>> we had some mid 70s today. how warm is it going to get tomorrow? i will have the complete forecast back here in just 10 presidents. >>> an update on that breaking news we told you about. new information that two police officers may have been shot in santa cruz
FOX
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
announced a number of moves. they say they will be closing four offenses, two in texas, two in new york city and baltimore. 30 workers in baltimore will be layed out, the rest will be transferred to other locations. the ceo said he is looking for other ways to cost costs -- cut costs at well. >>> students plan to march on march 14 to demand action. they made the announcement this morning. ccsf is facing a march 15 deadline to respond to a report calling for changes and threatening a loss of acriditation. >> we are -- accreditation. >> we are calling on them to take action, put a freeze on the process. >> last week the students staged a sit in demanding the school reverse cuts and services and meet other demands. >>> the government is helping reduce the number of high school drop outs. high school drop outs cost $1.8 billion every year. they introduced a three year, $15 million effort to raise graduation rates, increase math and reading skills and prepare more students for college. >>> lawmakers are pushing for legislation aimed that california public utilities commission in response to their
FOX
Feb 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
. happening now, hundreds of thousands of people are gathered in the city to watch the largest chinese new year event outside of asia. ktvu's jay hernandez is live on the parade crowd with details and what to expect, just minutes from now. >> reporter: ken, the excitement has been building for hours. these parade goers have been out here since 3:00. we're going to pan a little bit towards 2nd and market, the start of the parade. you can see the police lined up and even the start of the parade. this event starts the beginning of the lunar new year. the dragon came out early. this one in particular takes more than 30 people to operate. >> we'll have the dragon, snake, as well as the drummer. >> reporter: they have been practicing all year, organizing moves for the dragon and the snake, will will ease through the parade route. there are participants are all over, including more than 40 students from the mandarin emersion program. they are prepping for their walk in the parade. >> it's so important for the children to understand the culture and the history of the language that they are learnin
FOX
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
sign will become to the ferry building what similar signs are to new york city grand central station. >> the looks of an old fashioned sign and we will try to start a new tradition. >> older signs are still used around the world but they say this one is the most high tech there is. >>> a $10 sticking point, the fight that is brewing over what a share in dell is worth. >> he may be behind bars, the party that o.j. simpson had for this year's super bowl. . >>> share holder rebellion in the work against michael dell's plan to make his company private. they are offering to buy back stock. but they oppose that move. they own 13% of dell stock. they say the price should be $23.72 a share. >>> on wall street today the dow is down 35 to 13,982. following yesterday's 5 year high. the nasdaq is up at 3,196. the s&p is up 0.90 at 1,520. >>> talk about an exclusive invitation to a super bowl party. one of the toughest to get had to be the o.j. simpson party for the big game because he held the party inside his cell at the correctional center in nevada. he is one of few that could afford to buy
FOX
Feb 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
's eric rasmussen is live in the city with more. >> reporter: this afternoon the postal service sent me this sheet saying how they could make money off of this conference next month. it calls for work shops and other meetings and a dance party, a dinner event and a golf tournament. >> the conference in march tees off with golf. the four day conference draws 4,000 people and 400 of them will be staffers of the u.s. postal service. including the postmaster general. documents show the travel, $220,000, and others will cost $2.2 million. the hotels, $300 a night before the government discount. documents show beyond the meetings and golf there will be music, entertainment and a banquet featuring the foods of fisherman's wharf and china town. one group says they shouldn't do this. >> they need to be concerned and maybe be concerned about rationing back some of their activities. >> the post office said the conference in san francisco will make money by creating future business and new sales lead. the postal service said they would have to pay for golfing and will shoulder other costs. >> rep
FOX
Feb 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
a 13-year-old suisun city girl is scheduled to be arraigned this weekend. jones is charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of genelle conway-allen. jones is due to appear in court on thursday. he is being held without bail and prosecutors say if found guilty jones could be eligible for the death penalty. >>> authorities this petaluma are looking for a person who fired a gun into the air early this morning. police say they received reports of shot fires at 12:50 a.m. investigators say a witness saw a passenger in a black lexus sedan with 24" chrome rim tires fire three shots into the air. the car was last seen getting on northbound 101 and anyone with information asked to call petaluma police fred hutchins nascar driver danica patrick became the first woman in history to win the pole position for next sunday's daytona 500. during today's qualifying race patrick posted a lap of more than 196 miles per hour. she will start in the front row in the daytona 500 alongside jeff gordon. ktvu's joe fonzi has more on her time trial coming up in our early edition of sportswrap. >> st
FOX
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm PST
they had no opinion. >>> the hayward city count cy is expected to call for a moratorium tonight on internet cafes that provide a form of illegal gambling. they learned about three cafes that offered internet games. at least one of the cafes is now closed. the council is pushing for a 45 day moratorium while it decides on a plan that could mean an extended moratorium or change in zones. >>> we're just hours from the decision on whether medical marijuana will be allowed in san francisco. supporters of the ban say it would eliminate any potential conflict with federal law. >>> lawyers for a man convicted of killing shandra leavy say they plan to file a motion for a new trial. the attorneys for guandique were included in a case that was unsealed just today. leavy was an intern. her murder attracted attention because of a romantic the relationship with california congressman. >>> a communication outage with the international space station caused some angst against nasa controllers. the problem happened when mission control switched to a secondary computer. the system was not configured properly
FOX
Feb 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
around 11:30 p.m. on haight street in the city's lower haight neighborhood. when crews arrived, they realized the fire was intensifying. >> it went to a second alarm, because buildings on both sides were threatened. in total, three units, two in the original building, one in the enclosure, were heavily damaged and are unoccupiable. >> nobody was hurt. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. but fire officials tell us it does not appear to be suspicious. >>> police today recovered a body that was found in the oakland estuary. authorities say an anonymous caller notified police of the body just before 2:30 this afternoon. it was found near the boat docks. investigators and crime scene technicians processed the scene. they say the body was in a state of decomposition, so they were unable to tell if the body is that of a male or female. >>> now to our continuing coverage on the resignation of pope benedict xvi. today the pontiff gave his last sunday blessing from the vatican. the pope delivered his final message from his apartment window to an estimated 100,000 people i
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
to police coverage of the city. robert? >> reporter: this is a police department that never had to deal with a shooting death of any officers ever so right now the police department is closed. the sheriff's department paroling the streets with the california highway patrol. police officers and employees are off grieving and trying to recover. >> reporter: santa cruz police chief held up pictures of the two officers during a news conference today and offered condolences. >> as you could imagine it is devastating on everybody involved. i want to offer condolences to the families families and we mourn together. >> the chief called loren baker a mentor and baker to many in the department and a remarkable detective. >> he was my most skilled investigator with my police department. we are going to miss him. >> reporter: he called elizabeth butler a friend and praised her work as an investigator. >> he found her niche in the investigation of sexual assault cases and that is where her expertise relied. >> reporter: he took on his old role speaking for officers too distraught to comment. >> eve
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
in minneapolis on what the city has done to reduce gun violence. he is promoting a ban on assault weapons. he want to strengthen mental health screenings for gun buyers. >> john kerry reported for his first day on the job. john kerry received a cheering ovation today. he paid tripute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and trie -- tribute to u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in benghazi last year. >> i pledge to you this, i will not let their bravery be obscured by politics. >> secretary of state john kerry takes over for hillary clinton and he said i have big heels to feel. >>> the government plans to file charges over the mortgage crisis. it involved s&p's ratings. the government said they over rated the debt and helped fuel the financial crisis. they say they didn't do anything wrong. >>> on wall street today stocks had their worst day of the year. the dow is down 129 to 13,880. the nasdaq is down 47 at 3,131. the s&p is down 17 at 1,495. >>> national leaders of the boy scouts are expected to consider dropping their ban on gay members this week. meanwhile they delivered pe
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